Events

TasPride

TasPride is dedicated to celebrating, uniting and promoting Tasmania’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer community, through providing opportunities for everyone to come together and share our pride. We produce the TasPride Festival, and a variety of other events throughout the year. Some events are ticketed, others are free.

All TasPride events are LGBTIQ focused and themed, celebrating the unique cultural elements and experiences that are present in, and ultimately unite, the LGBTIQ community.  TasPride is an incorporated, non-profit, volunteer run organisation focused on providing events that are run by and for LGBTIQ people, their families, friends and supporters.

It’s important that LGBTIQ Tasmanian’s know that there are regular events happening that are safe, inclusive, and celebrate the diversity that exists in our community.  TasPride’s Facebook Star Rating is 4.8 of 5 stars.

Contact: TasPride

Connect4Life North West Tas LGBTIQ Community Group

Connect4Life is a community based group dedicated to increasing the social opportunities within the LGBTIQ communities. Events are open to the LGBTIQ community, family, friends and allies. There are a mixture of free and costed events happening throughout the year in various parts of the state. As one of the few groups on the North West Coast of Tasmania providing regular social functions for the LGBTIQ community, families, friends and allies, we are constantly striving to engage with more people. Currently there is another community group operating under the Connect4Life banner in Launceston, and a new committee under development on the East Coast.

“These events are an important way to change community attitudes”. Ulverstone High School
“The day was a very successful one all round… we really appreciated the opportunity… to engage with the people of the North West”. TasCHARD
“Interactions between stall-holders also built deeper relationships between the varied groups supportive of the LGBTIQ community”. Local ministers from various churches.
“Thank you everybody for making our 3rd “Out” in the Park for TasPride such an amazing event”. Local couple from LGBTI community.

Contact: Annie Whitehead – 0439 008 626 or

Karen Christie – 0427 536 743

QTas Arts

We support LGBTIQ arts projects. Our aims include fostering creative engagement and skills development for the LGBTIQ community, promoting LGBTIQ pride. The primary project is currently to run an LGBTIQ and allies choir.

We promote LGBTIQ pride through advocacy and seeking a public LGBTIQ presence. We welcome anyone interested in developing or participating in creative projects with the LGBTIQ community to make contact.

Contact: QTas

Rainbow Communities Tasmania Inc (RCT)

RCT is a volunteer organization assisting LGBTIQ people to lead happy and productive lives in their local community. RCT consists of volunteers who are keen to assist in creating a caring and understanding Tasmania. Our role includes providing a service assisting the LGBTIQ population to choose services best suited to their needs. 

SignPost will be a go to space for all LGBTIQ Tasmanians and their families and carers. RCT was instrumental in setting up SignPost for the north of Tasmania. It is very exciting it will now be a state wide service.

Contact: De Murray (south) – 0412931974  or 

Don Mcdonald (north) – 0438311426 

 

The Link Youth Health Service

The Link Youth Health Service offers a diverse range of services to improve the health and well being of young people aged 12-25 years in southern Tasmania. Services include brief/crisis interventions, practical support, counselling and support, advocacy, and referral. We deliver psycho-social and clinical services including headspace Hobart and Community Based Mental Health Care Services.

All staff at The Link Youth Health Service have participated in LGBTI champions training. Our policies that address accessibility for all include access and equity, diversity, anti-discrimination and confidentiality. Our organisation has also officially expressed its support for marriage equality.

The Link Youth Service is welcoming of all LGBTI young people and demonstrates that by displaying LGBTI posters and the rainbow flag, promoting and participating in LGBTI events, and supporting and promoting LGBTI friendly services and groups including OUTspace.

We encourage all young people to access services and support, confident that we are inclusive of all diverse sexes, sexual orientations and gender identities.

Contacts: Tania Hunt or Berny Carroll  – 6231 2927

Carers Tasmania

Carers provide or have provided unpaid care and support to family members or friends who are living with a disability, mental illness, chronic condition or terminal illness, or who are frail or aged. Carers Tasmania provides advice, information, referral, education, and emotional and social support to Carers across the state.

Carers Tasmania has a specific peer led support group run for the LGBTIQ community in Hobart. We have information on our website, and include stories from LGBTIQ carers in our magazine where possible. People in caring roles who are LGBTIQ are welcome to share information with us regarding their status if they feel it is relevant and useful to do so, and questions are asked in a way that gives opportunity to do so. All Carers Tasmania staff have participated in cultural awareness training through Working it Out.

Older LGBTIQ people are more likely to be carers or rely on intimate partners and friends to care for them. Based on this and the fact that caring can impact on health and well being, we at Carers Tasmania strongly believe it is important that the LGBTIQ community knows that there are services available to them, and to feel confident to make contact to obtain the support they need.

Contact: Simone Favelle or Rachael Williamson – 6231 5507

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